What type of vegetables are you going to plant in your fall garden?

@lrdl3535 (153)
United States
July 28, 2012 11:22pm CST
I usually only plant things like leafy greens and lettuce. The lettuce I have had good luck with is Black-Seeded Simpson Lettuce. It seems to grow well through the winter without much frost damage. I also like to grow swiss chard and spinach as well. They are very slow growing during the winter months . Another thing I have started planting is garlic and green onions. They seem do do very well and the garlic has good size bulbs by the time they are ready to harvest. So what are you going to try to plant this fall?
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@litvillegas (1275)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
My father has a small vegetable garden in our backyard. He loves to plant potatoes, cabbages, tomatoes, eggplant,bitter melon. It has a good health benefits for the whole family.;)
@lrdl3535 (153)
• United States
6 Aug 12
I agree having your own garden is a very good idea. It provides healthy fruits and vegetables without having to go to the store. I like to grow different foods and I am currently trying to grow potatoes, Thanks
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
You're welcome lrdl3535. Hopefully you will enjoy gardening.. You can also save money but needs more effort to cultivate..lol Have a great day
@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Jul 12
I have alot of favorites. Among them are cucumbers, accorn squash, pumpkins, zhukinis, and watermelon. The pumpkin is getting pretty big. It is planted out in front. The others are in planters in the back and they don't really get that much sun. Swiss chard and spinach shouldn't grow that slow.
@lrdl3535 (153)
• United States
30 Jul 12
My Swiss chard only grows slow in the winter time when it is cold. Otherwise it is a very large leafy plant. My problem is my pumpkins are growing to slow this year. I just don't seem to be getting any forming. I think I am going to have to hand pollinate them in the next couple days. Otherwise it will be to late to get them started before the frost sets in.
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@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Jul 12
Sounds like you have a good handle on it. Its sure good for you.
@chum24 (569)
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
we don't have garden in our back yard but before in my grandmother's garden i usually help her to plant like leafy green vegetables,red pepper,some potatoes,eggplant and squash i really like to see when they grow fast my Lola always give me money if their someone to buy her plant
@lrdl3535 (153)
• United States
13 Aug 12
Thanks, I will consider some of those for my garden. But it freezes early in the fall here and some of those would probably die. The leafy green vegetables and lettuce work good and those I try to plant every year. Thanks again for your input and help.
• Philippines
29 Jul 12
I live in the Philippines. When I get to have my garden, I'm thinking of planting tomatoes, chili peppers and a local vegetable known as Malunggay that has great health benefits. I like tomatoes... and chilies.
@lrdl3535 (153)
• United States
29 Jul 12
I have 2 Malunggay trees growing in containers. They are also known as Moringa in some places. They are doing exceptionally well and I have tasted a few of the leaves. They have a flavor and spiciness similar to the horseradish. I started with 4 cuttings and 5 seeds that were given to me. The cuttings aren't doing to well and I don't think there going to survive. But out of the 5 seeds I have the 2 small trees have made it so far.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
29 Jul 12
My dad has a small veggie garden in our backyard wherein there are eggplant, tomato, string beans and raddish. He used to take care of it and harvest once in a while that we used to add in some dishes that we cooked.
@lrdl3535 (153)
• United States
29 Jul 12
I grew tomatoes this year but they didn't do very well. They got badly damaged by the green tomato hornworms. They didn't recover and the few tomatoes that we got off of them were really small. I also planted them in a poor location,they were to close to the house and the hot sun reflected off the house and burned the leaves real bad.
@marguicha (80116)
• Chile
29 Jul 12
I´m in South America so I already planted my fall garden and I´m starting to eat the produce. I planted lettuce, kale (swiss chard), arugule, leeks, bunch onions, garlic. I also have very small carrots, but they are not ready to eat. We have mild winters and I have some raised beds for part of my beggies. This year I made asort of plastic roof so that frost would not hurt my plants.
@lrdl3535 (153)
• United States
29 Jul 12
I planted arugula last year and it did real well. I liked the spicy flavor of it but my family didn't care for it to much. So I think I'll skip it this year and use the space for something else. I am trying to grow some carrots but I think the soil is just to hard where I planted them. They just aren't coming up and growing very well. I think the best thing to do with them is to add more compost and replant them.
• India
31 Dec 12
Hi friend, good to know about your gardening activities. I think you are very much interested in gardening and have a good taste in planting. Previously we had a vegetable garden and planted tomato, guava, lemon in our garden, but now we are living in a apartment and have some flower plants in a pot